Texas Longhorns host Kansas Jayhawks in college basketball action

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16-4 February 01, 2014, 04:00 | Frank Erwin Center 16-4



The Texas Longhorns will try to pay off for their supporters on Saturday when they play host to the Kansas Jayhawks at Frank Erwin Center in NCAA basketball action.

The Longhorns sit at 16-4 (10-7 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Jayhawks are currently 16-4 (11-9 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Texas is 9-8 OU, and Kansas is 12-7-1 OU.

View Kansas Jayhawks vs Texas Longhorns Odds and Stats.

On the opening NCAA basketball line for this matchup, Texas sat as 4-point underdogs over at 5Dimes. Also, check out the current total, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 18-rated Kansas taking on the No. 111-rated Longhorns in this contest.

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In their last action, Kansas was a 92-81 winner at home against Iowa State. They covered the 7.5-point spread as favorites. Andrew Wiggins scored 29 points for Kansas on Wednesday, leading the Jayhawks to a 92-81 win over Iowa State at Allen Fieldhouse.

Last time out for Texas, they were a 74-60 winner as they battled Baylor on the road. They covered in the match as a 5-point underdog. Isaiah Taylor scored 27 points for Texas on Saturday, leading the Longhorns to a 74-60 win over Baylor at Ferrell Center.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Texas's No. 43 nationally ranked offense (77.55 points per game) against a Jayhawks defense that sits as the No. 135 at 69.8 PPG. The Longhorns have been averaging 44.58% from the field, less than the Jayhawks have managed so far this season (51.02% on average).

A few Jayhawks at Longhorns trends to consider:
Kansas is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games
Kansas is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Kansas's last 7 games
Kansas is 17-6 SU in its last 23 games on the road
Texas is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Texas is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games at home
Texas is 14-2 SU in its last 16 games at home
Texas is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Kansas


Next up:
Kansas at Baylor, Tuesday, February 4th
Texas at TCU, Tuesday, February 4th